The government has redistributed the powers of the POPPY between the Ministry of transport, Ministry of industry and trade and the Federal air transport Agency
The government has redistributed the powers conferred upon the interstate aviation Committee (IAC), between the Ministry of transport, Ministry of industry and trade and the Federal air transport Agency. The corresponding decree posted Monday on the websiteof the Cabinet.
“The functions and powers of the certification of a type design of aircraft, engines, propellers and airfields were assigned to the interstate aviation Committee, redeployed to the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade and the Russian aviation authorities”, – stated in the explanatory Memorandum.
Currently “the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade and the Federal air transport Agency can provide the functions of certification of a type design of aircraft, engines, propellers and airfields in full”, the document says.
It is noted that MACK was authorized to conduct audit of accident investigation and certification of aircraft and aerodromes by order dated April 23, 1994 “On improvement of certification system and procedure of investigation of aircraft accidents in civil aviation of the Russian Federation”.
The decisions directed on improvement of state system of management of safety of civilian aircraft, indicate in the Cabinet. The document was reviewed and approved at the meeting of the government of the Russian Federation of 26 November 2015.
As reported earlier in the meeting of the RF government Dmitry Medvedev, “provides for the transfer of Federal Executive authorities of functions and powers that previously were, in fact, voluntarily delegated to the Interstate aviation Committee almost 25 years ago.”
“Time has shown that these powers need to be exactly in our system of Executive power. To improve the system of state management of civil aviation is requested to provide the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade, the Federal air transport Agency certification functions of a type design of aircraft, engines, propellers, airfields”, – said the Prime Minister.
Earlier the press wrote that the government is considering the possibility of deprivation of the MAC functions. Such a request to the Cabinet of Ministers addressed the Public chamber. Then the head of the public Council under the Federal Agency for transport supervision Peter Ivanov supported the proposal, noting that one organization “may not certify the aircraft and, moreover, to investigate plane crashes”.
The sources noted that an initiative for the redistribution of powers between the MAC other agencies was the result of “hardware fight between MAC and the Federal air transport Agency for the right to be the sole regulator of the industry.” Another reason for the exacerbation of the struggle was the decision of the MAC to suspend all issued certificates on the Boeing 737.
November 5 in MAC has announced that it has decided to withdraw certificates for operation of Russian airlines versions of Boeing 737. It was stated that the Federal air transport Agency questioned the normal operation “of the steering system the height of” the model of the American plane and reported it to one of the United States, but the response from America was said that this system is really safe, so POPPY and withdrew the certificate. The next day, the co-owner of the company Nataliya Fileva, S7 stated that “the POPPY has withdrawn their letter, it doesn’t mean anything”. This information was confirmed by the head of Rosaviatsia Alexander Neradko.